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The Weeknd Presents His First-Ever Live Album 'Live At Sofi Stadium'
By Stevie Connor. Photo Credit: Saldana, Chassitty
The Weeknd presents his first-ever live album, Live At Sofi Stadium, via XO/Republic Records.
The 31-track collection captures his sold-out landmark two-night stand at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles in November 2022 during his blockbuster After Hours Til Dawn Tour. The career-spanning set boasts powerful live renditions of everything from “Wicked Games” and “Kiss Land” to “The Hills,” “Starboy,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “Save Your Tears,” “Die For You,” and “Blinding Lights.” The live album is Executive Produced by The Weeknd & Mike Dean.
It notably serves as the accompanying album to his Live at SoFi Stadium special on HBO.
Earlier this week, The Weeknd made history as the first artist ever to reach 100 million monthly listeners on Spotify. He scored the biggest monthly listener count ever on the platform with 100.4 million. This enshrines him as the #1 artist in the world on Spotify. Meanwhile, his mega-smash “Blinding Lights” remains the DSP’s “most streamed song of all time” with 3.4 billion streams and counting.
His recent remix of “Die For You” with Ariana Grande also continues to put up numbers with 23.2 million Spotify streams in under a week’s time. The collaboration landed in the wake of the single’s staggering resurgence where it has completed “the longest climb to #1 in U.S. radio history,” It has also clinched #1 on the Billboard Radio Songs Chart for two weeks and has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for all of 2023, recently vaulting into the Top 10, serving as his 16th Top 10 entry on the respective chart. The record also broke into the Top 20 of the Billboard Global 200, scoring his 15th Top 20 in the process.
Fans were given a sneak peek of the collaboration through Ariana’s TikTok account where she posted herself working on the vocals stating that she wrote and recorded a verse for one of her friends after a 14-hour day on the set of the upcoming Jon M. Chu film WICKED.
He will also be starring in his new television show, The Idol, (date tba) on HBO alongside Lily-Rose Depp which he wrote and executive produced with Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson.